Summer schedules get busy and the last thing you want is to spend too much time cooking in the kitchen. Especially at the end of a weekday. Here’s a week’s worth of some of our favorite summer recipes that come together in about 30 minutes. This week, make it easy, delicious, and fresh.
The combination of zucchini noodles and pasta in this dish makes a lighter, still delicious Italian dinner. It’s a meal your family will love, and you can make it in 30 minutes or less. Plus, no oven time required.
Skip the Chinese take-out and make a colorful, one-pot dish packed with vegetables. Stir-frying requires your full attention, but because you’re using high heat, the process is fast and is a great way to cook a beautiful meal quickly. This video shows you how it all comes together.
If you’re looking to step up your salad game and cooking skills, this dish is perfect for you. It has everything you need in a summer meal. The colorful veggies go great with the savory flavor of the barbecue chicken, bacon, and homemade buttermilk dressing.
This is a vegetarian recipe, but it’s easy to add chicken or another meat if you want to boost the protein. What really makes this one-pot pasta recipe special is the green herb sauce called Gremolata. Once you learn how to make it, you’ll be putting it on everything from eggs to grilled meats! Learn more secrets of this recipe and see why the quick, flexible prep makes it a great weeknight option.
Nothing tastes more like summer than fresh corn. And this chowder, though served warm, won’t heat up your kitchen because you can make it in a pressure cooker. Smoky barbecue seasoning gives this soup a deep, smoky flavor, so it’s rich and savory without any meat or dairy.
This post has been updated since it was originally published in May 2018.